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9. Sida littoralis Siedo, Phytoneuron. 2014-75: 1. 2014.

Florida sida Florida sida

Sida floridana Siedo, Lundellia 4: 69, figs. 1, 2. 2001, non Gandoger 1924

Herbs, perennial, 1–2 m. Stems erect, minutely stellate-hairy to glabrescent. Leaves: stipules free from pedicel, filiform to linear, often curved or twisted, 4–9 mm, subequal to corresponding petiole; petiole 4–7 mm, ca. 1/10 length of blade, sparsely stellate-hairy; blade lanceolate-elliptic to subrhombic, 5–9 cm, 4–7 times longer than wide, base cuneate, margins crenulate-serrate to base, apex acute, surfaces sparsely stellate-hairy abaxially, glabrescent adaxially. Inflorescences axillary solitary flowers, often congested apically. Pedicels unarticulated, 0.5–1 cm, shorter than subtending leaf, shorter than or subequal to calyx. Flowers: calyx ribbed, 7–9 mm, glabrous, lobes trullate; petals yellow, 15 mm; staminal column hairy; style 9–12-branched. Schizocarps oblate, 6–7 mm diam., apically hairy; mericarps 9–12, 5 mm, laterally reticulate, apex spined, spines 1.5–2 mm.

Flowering spring–summer. Sand and gravel substrates in forests; 0–30 m; Fla.

Sida littoralis is found on Captiva and La Costa islands, Lee County.


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